corporeal

[ kawr-pawr-ee-uhl, -pohr- ]
/ kɔrˈpɔr i əl, -ˈpoʊr- /
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adjective

of the nature of the physical body; bodily.
material; tangible: corporeal property.

Origin of corporeal

1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin corpore(us) bodily (corpor- (stem of corpus) body + -eus adj. suffix) + -al1
SYNONYMS FOR corporeal
1 See physical.
ANTONYMS FOR corporeal
Related forms
Can be confusedcorporal corporeal
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British Dictionary definitions for transcorporeal

corporeal

/ (kɔːˈpɔːrɪəl) /

adjective

of the nature of the physical body; not spiritual
of a material nature; physical
Derived Formscorporeality or corporealness, nouncorporeally, adverb

Word Origin for corporeal

C17: from Latin corporeus, from corpus body
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Word Origin and History for transcorporeal

corporeal


adj.

early 15c., with adjectival suffix -al (1) + Latin corporeus "of the nature of a body," from corpus "body" (living or dead), from PIE *kwrpes, from root *kwrep- "body, form, appearance," probably from a verbal root meaning "to appear" (cf. Sanskrit krp- "form, body," Avestan kerefsh "form, body," Old English hrif "belly," Old High German href "womb, belly, abdomen").

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Medicine definitions for transcorporeal

corporeal

[ kôr-pôrē-əl ]

adj.

Of, relating to, or characteristic of the body.
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